Kanazawa Izumigaoka High School in Ishikawa Prefecture was approved as a Super Global High School (SGH). Since then, OUIK has been giving advice on international social trends and global issues such as biodiversity conservation. In response to the adoption of SDGs as the post-2015 development agenda, we held a workshop to discuss SDGs from a regional perspective jointly with the members of POST 2015 Project and first-year students of Izumigaoka High School. Dr. Kitamura (University of Tokyo), who is the POST 2015 research leader in the field of education, explained the importance of composite, multi-angle perspectives in understanding, regional activities related to SDGs, and the significant role of education in SDGs. In the group work, alumni some members of the United Nations Study Visit program of Ishikawa prefecture and 23 students of Izumigaoka High School discussed regional and individual activities for the promotion of sustainability of the world. It was impressive that every group identified the keywords of “traditional culture” and “abundant nature”.
The many excellent ideas proposed by the participants included: “We should make local food items more famous,” “We should stand out like the Noto Peninsula that projects into the sea,” and “We should preserve Mt. Hakusan”Peninsula that projects into the sea,” and “We should preserve Mt. Hakusan”.